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With Halloween right around the corner, the folks in the Microsoft camp are gearing up with a spooktacular Deals with Gold week, spotlighting all sorts of discounts for "Shocktober."
Whether you're gaming on the Xbox One or Xbox 360, there's a little something for everyone in this week's batch of Gold deals. That goes double if you're looking for something to play to get you in the Halloween spirit, as plenty of this week's offerings are full of things that go bump in the night. While the full list can be found over on the Major Nelson blog, we've pulled out some highlights to give you an idea of what to expect. Just a reminder that, rather than list prices by region, they've got these posted as percentages off of the usual asking price.
Goosebumps: The Game (50 percent)
Left 4 Dead 2 (50 percent)
Murdered: Soul Suspect (75 percent)
Resident Evil (40 percent)
Slender: The Arrival (50 percent)
State of Decay (67 percent)
So if you're looking for something to tide you over until Halloween night, there's certainly a nice selection to pick from at some really good discounts. Alien: Isolation is basically a no-brainer at nearly 70 percent off, and the same can be said for the sort of spiritual successor to the Resident Evil series, The Evil Within on Xbox One.
Speaking of Resident Evil, we only list one title here, but there are actually four games from the series discounted this week on Xbox 360. And while the big news for Red Dead Redemption as of late has been that a sequel is finally in our sights, you could also take this opportunity to revisit the original and check out the brilliant Undead Nightmare expansion at half off.
For those of you who like to push things to the last minute, these discounts will be available through October 31, though no specific time was given. If anything caught your eye, we say act now rather than be sorry later.
One of the best ways to get in the Halloween spirit is to have the bejeesus scared out of you in a good horror game, so it's nice to see Microsoft and various publishers are making it easy (and cheaper) for folks to do exactly that.
So what are your thoughts on this week's Shocktober and Deals with Gold offerings? Have anything you're dying to pick up? Anything you'd like to recommend others give a try? Let us know in the comments below.